HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 5 February 2021 (February 8, 2021)

Room for Growth

By Akash Datta and Dipti Mohan
This report provides a comparison of hotel room supply and demand generators for 10 key Asian cities across 6 Countries.

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Minor Hotels Partners with Funyard Hotels & Resorts for China Expansion

Thailand-based international hospitality company, Minor Hotels (“Minor”), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Funyard Hotels & Resorts (“Funyard”), a core alliance enterprise of China-based Country Garden Group, to expand its brands in China. Presently, Minor has a diverse portfolio of brands with 530 hotels in 56 countries and region. The partnership will see the inaugural development of brands including Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli and NH in China. Dillip Rajakarier, the CEO of Minor expressed his confidence for both parties to exploit their respective advantages and jointly explore new development opportunities. Ji Hongjun, the president of Funyard added that the pandemic caused a shift in demand from overseas towards the domestic tourism market. Therefore, with Funyard’s managerial experience and resources in the domestic market, coupled with Minor Hotels’ experience in the global hotel and resort establishment, they are confident that the partnership would help to enhance tourism in China and globally.

South Korea Supports Vietnam’s Hue Smart City Plan With USD13 Million

South Korea-based overseas aid agency, South Korean International Cooperation Agency (“KOICA”), has agreed to fund USD13 million for a project to create a smart cultural and tourism city for Hue, the capital of Thua Thien-Hue Province in Vietnam. These funds will be used to implement a five-year USD14.8 million project from 2021 to 2025. The remaining amount will consist of counterpart funding from the central province. KOICA is the nation’s government agency that specializes in implementing non-refundable aid programmes for developing countries. This project aims to transform Hue into a tourism hub through the development of a smart tourism information system, an urban cultural tourism center and expansion of the walking zone network. Furthermore, it will cover the installation of smart lighting and surveillance systems along the banks of the Huong River, and build public administration capacity for tourism development and urban management. KOICA’s Vietnam office head, Cho Han-duck, has also said that KOICA will “step up cooperation efforts to contribute to the balanced development of the central region in Vietnam and the creation of smart cities there”.

Gold Mine Museum and Park to be Constructed in Bau, Kuching

Bau, a district situated within the Kuching Division, in Sawarak, Malaysia, has announced plans for the construction of the Bau Gold Mine Museum and Park within the Tasik Biru state constituency. The proposed project aims to accentuate its holistic gold mining heritage, which seeks to boost tourism through the various adventure, nature, agricultural and cultural offerings. This project is part of the “Greater Bau” initiative, which consists of several developmental plans to improve the tourism infrastructure of the Batu Kitang, Tasik Biru, and Serembu state constituencies. Other projects under this initiative include the Tasik Biru Resort City, which is scheduled to undergo its first phase of construction soon. The proposed resort city includes a hotel with floating chalets, restaurants, chairlifts, public parks, a promenade around the lake, which complements the upcoming Gold Mine Museum and Park. Datuk Henry Harry Jinep, Tasik Biru State assemblyman, mentioned that both projects will become a new tourist attraction in the district, which is anticipated to increase investments, create employment opportunities, diversify economic activities and redefine the value chain of tourism within the district.

Cambodia’s Kep Province to Become Tourist Hotspot

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism is drafting a master plan for the development of Kep province into a high-end, eco-tourism destination. Four major sites have been identified including Kep town, Ankol beach, Phnom Vore region, and Kep’s archipelago. Additionally, there will also be 251 development projects. Ny Phally, Ministry Undersecretary of State and Director of the Secretariat of the Inter-ministerial Commission has elaborated that the plan also provides for improvements to the existing Kep beach and the development of the Angkol beach as a new tourist site. Other development projects consist of initiatives including the expansion of international sports facilities, the construction of a tourist-oriented war museum and the arrangement of visits to the 13 biodiversity-rich islands. Moreover, the inter-ministerial commission has also outlined nine key strategies which include initiatives like the development of tourism resources, creating travel corridors, and improving the region’s quality and safety of tourism. Commenting on the government’s efforts, Chhay Sivlin, Cambodia’s Association of Travel Agents president, described Kep as one of the nation’s potential coastal destinations and highlighted Kep’s great potential to attract tourists because of their rich natural environment.

Absolute Share Price Performance, as on 5 February 2021

Closing Share Price as at 5 February 2021 29 January 2021 % Change
Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
Elanor Investors Group 1.54 1.53 0.7%
Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd 10.20 9.66 5.6%
General Property Group 4.25 4.32 -1.6%
Mirvac Group 2.46 2.38 3.4%
Bangkok Stock Exchange (THB)
Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd 26.75 24.80 7.9%
Dusit Thani Public Co Ltd 7.60 7.60 0.0%
The Erawan Group Public Co Ltd 3.90 3.60 8.3%
Grande Asset Hotels & Property Public Co Ltd 0.57 0.56 1.8%
Laguna Resorts & Hotel Public Co Ltd 30.75 29.75 3.4%
Minor International Public Co Ltd 26.50 25.00 6.0%
S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited 2.52 2.40 5.0%
China Shanghai Stock Exchange (RMB)
Jinling Hotel Corporation Ltd 7.21 7.35 -1.9%
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange (RMB)
Huatian Hotel Group Co.,Ltd. 2.36 2.47 -4.5%
Guangzhou Dong Fang Hotel Co Ltd 6.65 6.50 2.3%
Huazhu Group Limited 50.60 46.79 8.1%
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK$)
Miramar Hotel & Investment Co Ltd 14.32 14.48 -1.1%
Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd 2.77 2.79 -0.7%
Sino Hotels Holdings Ltd 2.48 2.49 -0.4%
The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd 6.87 6.86 0.1%
Shangri-La Asia Limited 6.76 6.65 1.7%
National Stock Exchange (INR)
Chalet Hotels Ltd 172.75 170.45 1.3%
IHCL (Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces) 120.0 121.5 -1.3%
EIH (Oberoi Hotels & Resorts) 93.1 94.1 -1.1%
Hotel Leela Ventures 6.0 6.1 -0.8%
Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd 42.6 40.7 4.7%
Korea Exchange (KRW)
The Shilla 82000 80900 1.4%
Singapore Stock Exchange (S$)
Amara Holdings Ltd 0.39 0.40 -2.5%
ARA Htrust (US$) 0.49 0.47 4.3%
Ascott Residence Trust 1.02 1.05 -2.9%
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 0.27 0.26 1.9%
CDL Hospitality Trusts 1.20 1.19 0.5%
Eagle Htrust 0.14 0.14 0.0%
Far East Hospitality Trust 0.59 0.58 0.9%
Frasers Hospitality Trust 0.50 0.50 0.0%
Hotel Grand Central Ltd 1.01 1.01 0.0%
Hotel Properties Ltd 3.10 3.10 0.0%
Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (US$) 1.70 1.74 -2.3%
Stamford Land Corporation Ltd 0.34 0.35 -2.9%
Taiwan Stock Exchange (NT$)
Formosa International Hotels Corporation 131.0 128.5 1.9%
The Ambassador Hotel, Ltd 29.4 29.8 -1.3%
Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPY)
Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corp. 57100 52500 8.8%
Imperial Hotel, Ltd 2067 1944 6.3%
Red Planet Japan Inc 61 58 5.2%

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